Preferential Mining Procurement Initiative

Introduction

The Department of Economic Development and Tourism in partnership with Northern Cape Mine managers Association (NCMMA) and Tirisano Trust jointly worked on the SMME Procurement Portal project, The project was launched in Kuruman of 2011, This is a Public and Private Partnership.

The reviewed Mining Charter has set clear targets to be achieved by 2014, with specific reference to the Procurement & Enterprise Development section, procurement will be measured on the following categories Capital goods 40%, Services 70% and Consumables 50% spent targets from BEE entities. Access to Local HDSA suppliers becomes very vital therefore in order to achieve these targets by 2014.

As it was custom for backyard SMME’s to travel long distances to make an appointment at mines or to submit their Business Profiles but only to be met with disappointment of unavailability of mining officials in procurement and having to go through security clearance that the mines require,
SMME’s has now a convenient way of doing business with the Mines in the Northern Cape without wasting money – by just a click of a button at the convenience of their space,

Immediate key benefits to the SMME:

  • SMME’S have direct access to opportunities in Mining,
  • Save on travel costs
  • Upload their Business Profiles on Portal
  • SMS & Email Notifications of Tenders and RFQ
  • Mining houses have now access to the Northern Cape Suppliers Database
  • Mines receive an online Updated Report
  • Enhanced or advanced Search engines

Vision

To create an enabling, transparent environment for SMME’s to access Mining Procurement information and opportunities, particularly where Mining activities are happening in towns where SMME’s stays and in order to include SMME in the mainstream mining economy.

Mission

In recognizing the inequities of the past, the mines of the NCMMA in partnership with the Northern Cape Provincial Government and district municipalities will utilize a Principle driven approach to give effect to meaningful broad based empowerment in the NCMMA region, complimented with an emphasis on local economic development (LED).

 
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Mr Michael Moseki
Department of Economic Development and Tourism
PMPI Mining Desk
Tel. (053) 053 839 4000

 

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